When: 2004-08-12

Collection location: Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jim Tunney (Jim Tunney)

No specimen available

Sarcodontia setosa, had a sweetish smell. Resurpinate toothed fungi.

Found on a branch overhanging a creek in a park.

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Recognized by sight: defintely not Sarcodontia setoaa, which is yellow. My guess is that the spores are amyloid here and that makes this Gloeodontia discolor. It’s very hard to tell without seeing it microscopically.

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I’m having second thought about my ID
By: Jim Tunney (Jim Tunney)
2008-06-10 22:54:24 CDT (-0400)

Sarcodontia setosa was the best match I could find. It did smell sweet and there was some reddish staining that you can in the middle of picture. I’m sure it wasn’t an apple tree I found it on. In my picture it looks pretty white but it was more of a cream color which matches the picture and description that Rogers Mushrooms has posted. http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/... I didn’t take note of the tree, but next time I’m out that way I’ll check out what kind it was. It sort of looks like maple bark, but it could be wild cherry. If it’s a maple that would eliminate Sarcodontia setosa.

I’ll let you add this one…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-05 00:58:23 CST (-0500)

…let me know if you have any problems adding the name.